Annual Open-Air Service – L.O.L. 3
The following is an extract from the Ulster Star dated 13 06 1975 and appears with permission of the Ulster Star.
Ballinderry District LOL No.3
Will hold the annual open-air service on Sunday, 15th June at 3.30pm in Field at Ballinderry crossroads.
The service will be conducted by the Rev. Bro. W.T. Hoey and the preacher, Bro. Rev. David Johnston, B.A.
Musical items by The Gospel Airs. Brethren and Bands to assemble at Memorial Hall, 3pm. A cordial invitation is extended to Brethren and the public. Note change of venue. Collection in aid of L.E.M.O.F.
Glenavy Cardwell and 40 Shades of Green
Almost two hundred years ago James Green from the parish of Ballinderry, County Antrim married Nancy Cardwell in her native parish of Glenavy. That was in September 1817 in the new parish church building in Glenavy village which had been the resting place to many of the Cardwell ancestors, from at least the early 18 th century.
A lack of records and scant details of those that survive from this period inhibit the researcher when attempting to establish the exact origin of the bride and groom on this occasion.
An American biographer, R.H.W. Peterson, compiled a sketch of James Green and his family and he informs the reader that James was the son of a Methodist minister called John and his wife Lizzie, born on 8th January, 1791. At the age of 19 he had lost both parents and in 1822 he and his wife left these shores for America, arriving in New York after 86 days at sea.